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722 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80214-3002
+1 303-573-1617
09:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 01:30
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend introduced me to this gen of a place. It's a great little Mexican restaurant that has a variety of staples. They provide homemade chips and salsa upon being seated along with great mini salsas to go along with your entree. They make their own corn tortillas, and they are delicious. They have several aguas frescas that use the... More 

Thank Christina M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

So good I thought of canceling my foodie trip to Mexico! Don't judge this place by the modest building facade the excellent food stands on its own as does the great service. Our group ate during their lunch rush. The two waitresses performed amazingly working together as a team taking care of all the tables efficiently, friendly, accurately and fast.... More 

Thank foodrub
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

I had Alambres (kind of a build your own taco). It was delicious. They don't have an alcohol license, but that doesn't affect the flavor of the food.. Plain and simple delicious Mexican food.

Thank Wade S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

If you want to eat authentic Mexican food this is the place. I have been going to this place at least once every two weeks (I like it that much) since 2008. I will break down the review so you focus on what might be important to you. About the food: You will find items like sopes and huaraches in... More 

Thank oceansunset
Parker, Colorado
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

This is real and authentic. Everything on the menu is great and the portions are big. Do not be scared off by the outer appearance. While I would probably not be there late when the night club nearby gets going, I go to this place for lunch on a regular basis and drive from downtown to do it. The staff... More 

Thank Carpebrew
Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

We had queso, tacos, and chips with salsa. Everything was fresh and good, the flavors of the meat, herbs and spices in the tacos were not overwhelmed by too much cheese or sauce. The queso with chili was delicious, and all in all, it was a really great little spot to stop in for a quick, casual dinner. The family... More 

Thank Gretchen F
Lincoln, Nebraska
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264 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

Fantastic authentic mexican food. Chicken enchalatas with mole sauce. Incredible.

Thank trooper198
Chicago, Illinois
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614 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2012

My wife found this place on yelp last summer when we were visiting from Chicago. Her mom is from D.F. so she grew up on huaraches and knows a good one when she tastes it. Atmosphere is minimal, with formica tables, and cool old pictures of Mexico. Very friendly service, but limited English...mostly other Mexicans come here.

Thank Mark L
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2011

Holy sweet mother of Jesus this is good. I want to give it 4.5 stars. No, I kind of want to give it 5, but, I want it to simmer a bit in my mind before possibly bumping it. Los Carboncitos is cheap, but it might also be the best authentic Mexican food I've had. I knew it was a... More 

Thank Rajiv H
Denver, CO
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Great Mexican food, in Aurora!! Admittedly i've only tried a few Mexican food places in Aurora, mostly because the 1st few I tried were so disappointing, that I simply decided that GREAT Mexican food in Aurora would be unattainable. Well, enter Los Carboncitos to dispel my myth. Went here on a Friday evening. It's in somewhat of an older and... More 

Thank davidmad1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Fast food, Mexican
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
09:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 722 Sheridan Blvd, Denver, CO 80214-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-573-1617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?